• 05 December, 2022
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Park rangers enter fray in West Africa’s battle with militants

By Aaron Ross DAKAR (Reuters) - When a dozen suspected Islamist militants from a neighbouring country were spotted riding motorcycles through the W National Park in northern Benin armed with…

West African leaders set deadlines for ‘recalcitrant’ coup-hit states

By Cooper Inveen ACCRA (Reuters) -West Africa's main political and economic bloc said on Friday it would give Mali's military transitional government 12 to 16 months to arrange elections and…

Germany sees no reason for military presence in Mali if elections delayed

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany sees no reason to keep its troops in Mali if the country delays presidential and legislative elections by four to five years, Defence Minister Christine Lambrecht…

Conditions no longer in place to continue Mali fight, France says

By John Irish PARIS (Reuters) - The conditions are no longer in place to continue the fight against Islamist militants in Mali and President Emmanuel Macron has asked to re-organise…

Diplomatic flurry as crunch time on Western military role in Mali nears

PARIS (Reuters) - Western foreign ministers will hold crunch talks on their countries' future presence fighting Islamist militants in Mali on Monday, four European sources said, with three saying regional…

Not An Easy Withdrawal From Mali for French Military

France is considering withdrawing its troops from Mali, but adapting its strategy to prevent Islamist militancy spreading south may prove complex and contribute to uncertainty in the region. Relations between Paris…

By PTI and Chanakya Forum

At least 30 Islamist militants killed in Mali joint operations, France says

DAKAR (Reuters) - At least 30 Islamist militants were killed and dozens of vehicles and weapons destroyed during joint operations between the French-led Takuba task force and Malian soldiers last…

As relations fray, Mali accuses France of splitting country, spying

By Paul Lorgerie BAMAKO (Reuters) - Mali has accused France's military of deliberately dividing the West African country and of committing espionage during its fight against Islamist militants, in the…

Mali asks West African monetary union to lift “inhumane” sanctions

By Tiemoko Diallo BAMAKO (Reuters) - Mali's government has asked the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) to lift sanctions that will have severe consequences for the population, it…

German defence minister ‘very sceptical’ about Mali mission

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Defence Minister Christine Lambrecht said on Sunday she was "very sceptical" that the country could maintain its troops in Mali amid growing tension between the West…

A Russian Scramble for Africa

The demise of Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, the overthrown President of Mali,  on 16 January 2022 brought focus back on the military coup in Mali. The military coup had tried to…

By Gurjit Singh

Mali blames sanctions for $31 million in bond defaults

By Tiemoko Diallo BAMAKO (Reuters) -Mali has defaulted on more than $31 million of bond payments, its finance ministry and the West African debt management agency said on Wednesday, as…